Practising a ‘deadly difficult, quadruple, headfirst flip’, the Great Elastic Marvel (five times World Trampolining Champion) misses his trampoline and plunges out of a high storey window. Absorbed in a TV cartoon, his son Felix does not notice that his father is hurtling towards earth and certain death. But is it possible that the Great Elastic Marvel’s gymnastic skills can save him? Boing! Boing! They do, time and again as he bounces up and down in a series of extraordinary feats. This wonderfully entertaining tale with its deadpan, perfectly paced text is illustrated with black line and wash in the French style reminiscent of Dufy and Bemelmans. Stripey awnings and cursive script at dramatic moments reinforce the Gallic flavour and there are lots of delicious jokes in the illustrations. A triumph that will be enjoyed by everyone from five upwards.
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Illustrator: Bruce Ingman